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Ethnicity, social mobility, and public policy : comparing the USA and UK

Author: Glenn C Loury; Tariq Modood; Steven Michael Teles
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This major comparative study of the social mobility of ethnic minorities in the US and UK argues that social mobility must be understood as a complex and multi-dimensional phenomenon, incorporating the wealth and income of groups, but also their political power and social recognition.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Glenn C Loury; Tariq Modood; Steven Michael Teles
ISBN: 0521823099 9780521823098 0521530016 9780521530019 0521923093 9780521923095
OCLC Number: 55625287
Description: xvi, 643 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Ruling an empire, governing a multinational state: the impact of Britain's historical legacy on the ethno-racial regime / Mary J. Hickman --
American diversity and the 2000 census / Nathan Glazer --
Four modes of ethno-somatic stratification: the experience of blacks in Europe and the Americas / Orlando Patterson --
Ethnicity as social capital: community-based institutions and embedded networks of social relations / Min Zhou --
Intergeneration mobility and racial inequality in education and earnings / Linda Datcher Loury --
Social integration and social mobility: spatial segregation and intermarriage of the Caribbean population in Britain / Ceri Peach --
Ghettos and the transmission of ethnic capital / David M. Cutler [and others] --
Family formation in multicultural Britain: diversity and changes / Richard Berthoud --
Educational progress for African-Americans and Latinos in the United States from the 1950s to the 1990s: the interaction of ancestry and class / Michael Hout --
The educational attainments of ethnic minorities in Britain / Tariq Modood --
Why America's black-white school achievement gap persists / Ronald F. Ferguson --
Networks and niches: the continuing significance of ethnic connections / Roger Waldinger --
Nonwhite origins, Anglo destinations: immigrants in the USA and Britain / Suzanne Model --
Social mobility of ethnic minorities / Anthony Heath, Dorren McMahon --
Ethnic minorities, employment, self-employment, and social mobility in postwar Britain / Vaughan Robinson, Rina Valeny --
Ethnicity and political mobilization in Britain / Tariq Modood --
Political institutions and minority mobility in the USA / Peter Skerry --
Race, state, and policy: the development of employment discrimination policy in the USA and Britain / Robert Lieberman --
Regime effects: ethnicity, social mobility, and public policy in the USA and Britain / Steven M. Teles, Robert Mickey, Fawzia S. Ahmed --
Race, inequality and justice in the USA: some social-philosophic reflections / Glenn C. Loury --
Achieving racial equality / Bhikhu Parekh.
Responsibility: edited by Glenn C. Loury, Tariq Modood, and Steven M. Teles.
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